Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution

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Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution2018-09-11T14:33:53+00:00

Prescription Drug Name:

Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution

ID:

62823019-08b3-5760-e053-2991aa0abdee

Code:

34391-3

DESCRIPTION
:


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FDA Article Code: 34089-3

Albuterol sulfate inhalation solution is a relatively selective beta
2-adrenergic bronchodilator (see 
CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY   section below).
Albuterol sulfate, the racemic form of albuterol, has the chemical name α
1-[(
tert-Butylamino)methyl]-4-hydroxy-
m-xylene-α,α’-diol sulfate (2:1) (salt), and the following structural formula:
Albuterol sulfate has a molecular weight of 576.70 and the molecular formula (C
13H
21NO
3)
2 • H
2SO
4. Albuterol sulfate is a white or practically white powder, freely soluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohol.
The World Health Organization recommended name for albuterol base is salbutamol. Albuterol sulfate inhalation solution 0.083% requires no dilution before administration. Each milliliter of Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution 0.083% contains 0.83 mg of albuterol (as 1 mg of albuterol sulfate) in an isotonic, sterile, aqueous solution containing sodium chloride; sulfuric acid is used to adjust the pH to between 3 and 5. Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution 0.083% contains no sulfiting agents or preservatives. Albuterol sulfate inhalation solution is a clear, colorless to light yellow solution.

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
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FDA Article Code: 34090-1

The prime action of beta-adrenergic drugs is to stimulate adenyl cyclase, the enzyme which catalyzes the formation of cyclic-3’,5’-adenosine monophosphate (cyclic AMP) from adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The cyclic AMP thus formed mediates the cellular responses.
In vitro studies and
in vivo pharmacologic studies have demonstrated that albuterol has a preferential effect on beta
2-adrenergic receptors compared with isoproterenol. While it is recognized that beta
2-adrenergic receptors are the predominant receptors in bronchial smooth muscle, 10% to 50% of the beta-receptors in the human heart may be beta
2-receptors. The precise function of these receptors
; however, is not yet established. Albuterol has been shown in most controlled clinical trials to have more effect on the respiratory tract in the form of bronchial smooth muscle relaxation than isoproterenol at comparable doses while producing fewer cardiovascular effects. Controlled clinical studies and other clinical experience have shown that inhaled albuterol, like other beta-adrenergic agonist drugs, can produce a significant cardiovascular effect in some patients, as measured by pulse rate, blood pressure, symptoms, and/or electrocardiographic changes.
Albuterol is longer acting than isoproterenol in most patients by any route of administration because it is not a substrate for the cellular uptake processes for catecholamines nor for catechol-O-methyl transferase. Studies in asthmatic patients have shown that less than 20% of a single albuterol dose was absorbed following IPPB (intermittent positive-pressure breathing) or nebulizer administration; the remaining amount was recovered from the nebulizer and apparatus and expired air. Most of the absorbed dose was recovered in the urine 24 hours after drug administration. Following a 3 mg dose of nebulized albuterol, the maximum albuterol plasma levels at 0.5 hour was 2.1 ng/mL (range 1.4 to 3.2 ng/mL). There was a significant dose-related response in FEV
1 (forced expiratory volume in one second) and peak flow rate. It has been demonstrated that following oral administration of 4 mg of albuterol, the elimination half-life was five to six hours.
Animal studies show that albuterol does not pass the blood-brain barrier. Recent studies in laboratory animals (minipigs, rodents, and dogs) recorded the occurrence of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death (with histologic evidence of myocardial necrosis) when beta-agonists and methylxanthines were administered concurrently. The significance of these findings when applied to humans is currently unknown. In controlled clinical trials, most patients exhibited an onset of improvement in pulmonary function within 5 minutes as determined by FEV
1. FEV
1 measurements also showed that the maximum average improvement in pulmonary function usually occurred at approximately 1 hour following inhalation of 2.5 mg of albuterol by compressor-nebulizer and remained close to peak for 2 hours. Clinically significant improvement in pulmonary function (defined as maintenance of a 15% or more increase in FEV
1 over baseline values) continued for 3 to 4 hours in most patients and in some patients continued up to 6 hours.
In repetitive dose studies, continued effectiveness was demonstrated throughout the three-month period of treatment in some patients. Published reports of trials in asthmatic children aged 3 years or older have demonstrated significant improvement in either FEV
1 or PEFR within 2 to 20 minutes following single dose of albuterol inhalation solution. An increase of 15% or more in baseline FEV
1 has been observed in children aged 5 to 11 years up to 6 hours after treatment with doses of 0.10 mg/kg or higher of albuterol inhalation solution. Single doses of 3, 4, or 10 mg resulted in improvement in baseline PEFR that was comparable in extent and duration to a 2 mg dose, but doses above 3 mg were associated with heart rate increases of more than 10%.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE
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FDA Article Code: 34067-9

Albuterol sulfate inhalation solution is indicated for the relief of bronchospasm in patients 2 years of age and older with reversible obstructive airway disease and acute attacks of bronchospasm. 

CONTRAINDICATIONS
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FDA Article Code: 34070-3

Albuterol sulfate inhalation solution is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its components.

WARNINGS
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FDA Article Code: 34071-1

As with other inhaled beta-adrenergic agonists, albuterol sulfate inhalation solution can produce paradoxical bronchospasm, which can be life threatening. If it occurs, the preparation should be discontinued immediately and alternative therapy instituted. Fatalities have been reported in association with excessive use of inhaled sympathomimetic drugs and with the home use of nebulizers. It is, therefore, essential that the physician instruct the patient in the need for further evaluation, if his/her asthma becomes worse. In individual patients, any beta
2-adrenergic agonist, including albuterol solution for inhalation, may have a clinically significant cardiac effect. 
Immediate hypersensitivity reactions may occur after administration of albuterol as demonstrated by rare cases of urticaria, angioedema, rash, bronchospasm, and oropharyngeal edema.

ADVERSE REACTIONS
: Clinical Trial Experience:


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FDA Article Code: 34084-4

The results of clinical trials with albuterol sulfate inhalation solution in 135 patients showed the following side effects that were considered probably or possibly drug related: Central Nervous System: tremors (20%), dizziness (7%), nervousness (4%), headache (3%), insomnia (1%). Gastrointestinal: nausea (4%), dyspepsia (1%). Ear, Nose, and Throat: pharyngitis (<1%), nasal congestion (1%). Cardiovascular: tachycardia (1%), hypertension (1%). Respiratory: bronchospasm (8%), cough (4%), bronchitis (4%), wheezing (1%). No clinically relevant laboratory abnormalities related to albuterol sulfate inhalation solution administration were determined in these studies. In comparing the adverse reactions reported for patients treated with albuterol sulfate inhalation solution with those of patients treated with isoproterenol during clinical trials of three months, the following moderate to severe reactions, as judged by the investigators, were reported. This table does not include mild reactions.

 

Percent Incidence of Moderate to Severe Adverse Reactions
 
Reaction
 
Albuterol

N=65

 
Isoproterenol

N=65

 
Central Nervous System
   
 Tremors  10.7%  13.8%
 Headache  3.1%  1.5%
 Insomnia  3.1%  1.5%
 
Cardiovascular
   
 Hypertension  3.1%  3.1%
 Arrythmias  0%  3%
 
The finding of no arrhythmias and no palpitations after albuterol administration in this clinical study should not be interpreted as indicating that these adverse effects cannot occur after the administration of inhaled albuterol.Palpitation
 0%  22%
 
Respiratory
   
 
In most cases of bronchospasm, this term was generally used to describe exacerbations in the underlying pulmonary disease.Bronchospasm
 15.4%  18%
 Cough  3.1%  5%
 Bronchitis  1.5%  5%
 Wheeze  1.5%  1.5%
 Sputum Increase  1.5%  1.5%
 Dyspnea  1.5%  1.5%
 
Gastrointestinal
   
 Nausea  3.1%  0%
 Dyspepsia  1.5%  0%
 
Systemic
   
 Malaise  1.5%  0%

OVERDOSAGE
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FDA Article Code: 34088-5

Manifestations of overdosage may include seizures, anginal pain, hypertension, hypokalemia, tachycardia with rates up to 200 beats/min, and exaggeration of the pharmacological effects listed in
ADVERSE REACTIONS
. In isolated cases in children 2 to 12 years of age, tachycardia with rates >200 beats/min has been observed. 
The oral LD
50 in rats and mice was greater than 2,000 mg/kg. The inhalational LD
50 could not be determined.  
There is insufficient evidence to determine if dialysis is beneficial for overdosage of albuterol inhalation solution.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:


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FDA Article Code: 34068-7

Adults and Children 2 to 12 Years of Age
:
The usual dosage for adults and for children weighing at least 15 kg is 2.5 mg of albuterol (one vial) administered three to four times daily by nebulization. Children weighing < 15 kg who require < 2.5 mg/dose (i.e., less than a full vial) should use albuterol inhalation solution, 0.5% instead of albuterol inhalation solution, 0.083%. More frequent administration or higher doses are not recommended. To administer 2.5 mg of albuterol, administer the entire contents of one sterile unit dose vial (3 mL of 0.083% inhalation solution) by nebulization. The flow rate is regulated to suit the particular nebulizer so that albuterol inhalation solution will be delivered over approximately 5 to 15 minutes. The use of albuterol sulfate inhalation solution can be continued as medically indicated to control recurring bouts of bronchospasm. During this time most patients gain optimum benefit from regular use of the inhalation solution. If a previously effective dosage regimen fails to provide the usual relief, medical advice should be sought immediately, as this is often a sign of seriously worsening asthma that would require reassessment of therapy.

HOW SUPPLIED
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FDA Article Code: 34069-5

Unit-dose plastic vial containing Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution 0.083%, 2.5 mg/3 mL* (*Potency expressed as albuterol, equivalent to 3 mg albuterol sulfate). Equivalent to 0.5 mL albuterol (as the sulfate) 0.5% (2.5 mg albuterol) diluted to 3 mL. Supplied in cartons as listed below. NDC 68071-4226-6 Vial of 3mL

Storage:


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FDA Article Code: 44425-7

PROTECT FROM LIGHT. Store in pouch until time of use. Store between 2° and 25° C (36° and 77° F).
 
Rx only. Distributed by:

Actavis Pharma, Inc.

Parsippany, NJ 07054 USA Manufactured by:

The Ritedose Corporation

Columbia, SC 29203 To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Watson Laboratories, Inc.

at 1-800-272-5525 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

PATIENT’S INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE


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FDA Article Code: 34076-0

Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution, 0.083%*

(*Potency expressed as albuterol, equivalent to 3 mg albuterol sulfate).
  Note: This is a unit-dose vial. No dilution is required. Read complete instructions carefully before using.
 
1. Remove the vial from the foil pouch. 2. Twist the cap completely off the vial and squeeze the contents into the nebulizer reservoir (Figure 1). 3. Connect the nebulizer reservoir to the mouthpiece or face mask (Figure 2). 4. Connect the nebulizer to the compressor. 5. Sit in a comfortable, upright position; place the mouthpiece in your mouth (Figure 3)(or put on the face mask); and turn on the compressor. 6.
Breathe as calmly, deeply and evenly as possible until no more mist is formed in the nebulizer chamber (about 5 to 15 minutes). At this point, the treatment is finished.
7. Clean the nebulizer (see manufacturer’s instructions). Note: Use only as directed by your
physician
. More frequent administration or higher doses are not recommended.
Store Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution 0.083%*
between 2° and 25° C (36° and 77° F).
Store in pouch until time of use.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS: ___________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Distributed by:

Actavis Pharma, Inc.

Parsippany, NJ 07054 USA Manufactured by:

The Ritedose Corporation

Columbia, SC 29203 April 2017

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL


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FDA Article Code: 51945-4